Local firm Confirel will sell 100 tonnes of organic salt products to France-based Le Guerandais.
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Confirel says the order will boost recognition of Cambodian salt across the world.
The shipment will take place in upcoming days, Hay Ly Eang, chairman of Confirel, told Khmer Times yesterday.
“Our salt has good quality. That is why a big company like Le Guerandais is interested in our products,” Mr Ly Eang said.
“The fact that Le Guerandais buys our products shows that our salt is some of the best in the country,” Mr Ly Eang said. “This may just be a small shipment, but we hope it will open the doors for larger orders. We hope it will allow consumers in Europe to appreciate the quality of our salt.”
He said Le Guerandais sells its products in 60 countries around the world, which will help introduce Cambodian salt in new markets.
Confirel buys its salt from farmers in Kampot and Kep provinces through the Kampot-Kep Salt Association, Mr Ly Eang said.
Bun Baraing, vice president of the Kampot-Kep Salt Association, told Khmer Times yesterday that organic salt is hard to produce and that production is usually small.
Last year, the association could not produce enough salt to meet local demand due to adverse weather condition. As a result, the government decided to import 30,000 tonnes of salt from China and Thailand.
According to Mr Baraing, salt production this year may face the same problem.